Merlin James “Paintings”
Raucci/Santamaria Studio Project Milan
30 March/30 April 2017

Merlin James “Paintings”
Raucci/Santamaria Studio Project Milan
30 March/30 April 2017

In the works of Merlin James, the practice of painting lies in the wake of the finest modern pictorial tradition, yet if we try to understand his oeuvre exclusively through the lens of the history of painting, this could lead to mistaken assessments. Aside from this interpretative aspect, his works offer us a unique visual experience that gives us a profound contemporary awareness of the artist and his penchant to overcome all references to previous artists and exercises in style or manner. James’s work does not show an attitude of exclusive devotion for the great pictorial tradition, nor does it aim to stimulate specious critical intents............................
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